‘A man whose positions are nuanced bordering on tortured’: The Herald
compares Mitt to John Kerry, refers to him as an ‘alleged pro-business governor’ and blasts Mitt’s new stem-cell stand as all about ‘his national political ambitions.’ ... Did they leave anything out? When’s the next UMass poll? ... Stem-cell roundup here
… And, oh, read all about Mitt’s non-business business trips here.
… I don’t care what the polls say or don’t say. This is all going to catch up with him, locally and nationally. The obvious question: Is he even going to run for reelection?Update
– From Reader No. 1:
“I would expect it from the Globe, but it's disappointing that the Boston Herald editorial writers would take the easy road of attributing political motivations to Romney's position on embryonic stem cell research, rather than address the substance of his point. It is
possible for someone to have moral and ethical reservations about embryonic stem cell research independent of political ambition -- I'm not running for anything.” Hub Blog’s response
-- The problem is it’s obvious Mitt’s reservations are not
independent of political ambition. If he really wanted a thoughtful debate here, he could have had a thoughtful debate here -- in public or in private. He chose not to. He chose instead to leak it to a national paper for maximum national attention. This is standard operating procedure for the nationally ambitious.